Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Schlair Awarded National Faculty Development Fellowship

Sheira Schlair Awarded National Faculty Development Fellowship

Sheira Schlair, MD, MS was recently accepted into the Facilitator-In-Training (FIT) national faculty development fellowship program sponsored by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH).

Dr. Schlair joined the Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine in September 2010. She is a clinician-educator at CFCC and conducts educational research in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She completed the Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Residency Program, serving as chief resident, as well as a MS in Medical Education and a General Internal Medicine fellowship at New York University School of Medicine, where she was a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Schlair mentors and teaches in the Internal Medicine Residency Program and is committed to undergraduate and graduate medical educational research, teaching and curricular development.  Her research focuses on the impact of doctor-patient communication and teaching praxis on patient-level outcomes. She is currently leading an initiative to revitalize the mini-CEX program and systematize observation and evaluation across clinical teaching sites.

AACH's mission is to improve the effectiveness of healthcare by focusing on education, research and practice in communication and partnerships among patients, families and healthcare teams. The primary goal of the FIT Program is to train expert facilitators for AACH regional, national, and one-day courses; graduates will also help others in their own professional settings become more facilitative teachers and clinicians as the result of this training.


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